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Penn State men’s soccer: Nittany Lions top West Virginia

Penn State had its shutout string snapped, but Jordan Tyler’s goal in the 71st minute gave the Nittany Lions a 2-1 victory over West Virginia, the Nittany Lions’ first triumph against the Mountaineers since 1990.

Shane Campbell also scored for Penn State (5-2-1).

“I was really pleased tonight with a lot of things,” coach Bob Warming. “Coming right back and responding with two great chances after they scored and getting the tying goal. I’m so pleased for Shane and Jordan who got goals from great assists from Kyle (MacDonald) and Connor (Maloney). They have all four been knocking on the door this fall and it was great to see them get the joy of scoring.”

West Virginia (3-4-1) took the early lead as Craig Stephens’ shot from 16 yards out deflected off a PSU defender and past goalkeeper Andrew Wolverton in the fifth minute.

The WVU goal snapped Penn State’s 275-minute shutout streak.

Cambell tied it seven minutes later, converting a passes from MacDonald and Maloney for his first career goal for the Nittany Lions.

The game remained tied until Grant Warming played a ball across the face of goal to a streaking Tyler, whose header was the game-winner.

Wolverton stopped four shots in the triumph.

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